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April 19, 2021: Mother Charged With Murdering Her 3 Children

Greg Risling, Assistant Media Chief
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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a woman was charged today with killing her three young children earlier this month in Reseda.

“Our hearts go out to the family of these children who are coping with this tremendous loss,” District Attorney Gascón said. “My office has reached out to the survivors to offer trauma-informed services during these incredibly difficult times.”

Liliana Carrillo (dob 4/30/90) was charged in case BA494899 with three counts of murder with an allegation of using a knife as a deadly and dangerous weapon as to her youngest child. Her arraignment will be scheduled for a later date.

The case is being prosecuted by the Family Violence Division.

On April 10, Carrillo is accused of killing her 3-year-old daughter Joanna, her 2-year-old son Terry and 6-month-old daughter Sierra.

Carrillo allegedly fled after the crime and was arrested in Tulare County.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Juvenile Division.